This month I’m focusing on some of my favorite products and programs, all of which are AIP-approved! From testing and certification programs to snacks, smoothies, baby shampoo (cute!) and an educational summit, they’ll help you have a happier and healthier month. Show them some love and make sure you read through for special offers and discounts this month!
AIP Certified Coach (Last Day to Sign up!)
I co-created the AIP Certified Coach practitioner training program with Mickey Trescott, NTP, Angie Alt, NTC, CHC to help health coaches, nutritionists, physicians and other practitioners better serve their autoimmune and chronically ill clients using the Autoimmune Protocol (AIP). The three of us will be teaching this 8-week program live to a limited group of students starting July 10th, 2017. Registration ends TODAY, July 6th!
The program is not a standalone nutrition certification, and students must already be certified to work with clients. This program is suitable for all kinds of practitioners from health coaches like CHCs, NTPs, NTCs, and CNCs, to licensed practitioners like LAcs, NDs, RDs, DCs, and MDs.
I am so excited to train new coaches to join us on our mission of wellness! Unfortunately, the autoimmune community is expanding rapidly and we need an army of coaches ready to collaborate with both clients and the conventional healthcare system, leading them to health using all the best tools in the box, including diet and lifestyle. As an AIP Certified Coach, you will have the knowledge and resources to best serve your clients with chronic illness. Plus, you’ll be joining a community of experts, working with their clients to effectively mitigate chronic illness around the globe, together creating incredible change in the standard of care for chronic illness.
Paleo Baby Shampoo from Morrocco Method
I’ve been using Morrocco Method’s shampoo on my own hair for years, and it’s helped me achieve beautiful results after decades of struggle with scalp conditions and autoimmune disease. I am so, so excited that Morrocco Method has finally launched a line of shampoos gentle enough for infants, toddlers, and children! Now, my whole family is enjoying the amazing benefits of this one-of-a-kind product!
Like all of Morrocco Method’s products, the Heavenly Essence Baby Shampoo is Paleo, paraben-free and 100% biodegradable, made only from raw ingredients like seaweed and clay. It even doubles as a moisturizing body wash packed with natural botanicals and herbs to help protect and soothe baby’s sensitive skin! Right now you can get 15% off with code PaleoBaby!
Power Balls are one of my family’s favorite treats because they’re delicious—and one of mine because they’re so healthful! They’re simply the perfect little bites of coconut, honey and grass-fed collagen in delicious flavors like Blueberry, Lemon Cream, Vanilla and Orange Cranberry. Plus, their AIP-friendly Carob flavor is currently in stock! Order an AIP or Regular Sampler Pack to try out your favorite flavors.
How do I use Power Balls? I keep one in my purse at all times in case I want a snack when I’m stuck in traffic, hungry after a workout or sitting at the pool with my kids. And they are a travel must-have for my kids! Since they don’t have any artificial ingredients, Power Balls fare best when they’re not in direct heat. Their travel packs make toting them around super convenient, but I’ve also been known to grab one from my cabinet for an after-dinner treat. Either way, I feel great reaching for these super-clean treats!
Test Clear Heal from Anne Angelone
Test Clear Heal is a program from functional medicine practitioner and fellow autoimmune patient Anne Angelone that aims to teach you just that. In six weeks of online videos, you’ll learn about common autoimmune complications like food sensitivities, SIBO (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth), FODMAP intolerance, MTHFR mutations, TH dominance, and heavy metal toxicity, including the symptoms, tests, and potential treatments for each of these problems. You’ll learn the ideal ranges for things like thyroid disease, various types of anemia, adrenal function, acute bacterial and viral issues, micronutrients, and methylation.
Anne also covers the autoimmune protocol, including lifestyle aspects like exercise and stress management, and suggests at least one month on the elimination diet for every year you have struggled with chronic illness. I have found that this is a great rule of thumb in response to the FAQ “How long do I have to do the AIP?” When I started the AIP, it had been about 10 roller-coaster years since the huge health crisis that had me housebound for months and led to my first autoimmune diagnosis (lichen planus); and it was right around 10 months of following the AIP where my skin cleared completely and I was able to successfully reintroduce some foods. Sticking it out during those months would’ve been so much easier with the resources that are available now: In Test Clear Heal alone, you’ll get tips for getting started, eating out, batch cooking, talking to your family about your dietary needs, supplementing, and troubleshooting any lingering problems you may find you have.
A NEW AIP Friendly Snack, Sweet Potato Awesome!
I’m always hunting for an AIP-compliant crunchy snack for myself and my family. I recently discovered Sweet Potato Awesome and my whole family is totally in love! These crunchy, tasty treats have a simple ingredient list yet totally satisfy my cravings. What is a Sweet Potato Awesome? It’s simply a baked, seasoned and then freeze-dried sweet potato (or beet!) designed for snacking, stacking, dipping or building.
Sweet Potato Awesome’s innovative AIP-compliant flavors include Original Awesome (a sweet chip with cinnamon and coconut oil), Flat Out Awesome (the perfect shape for building a sandwich), Dilliciously Awesome (with a flavor reminiscent of ranch) and Beets Amazing (a boiled and freeze-dried beet that’s delicious as a cracker). I recommend an AIP sampler so you can test out all 4 flavors!
Dr. Sarah Ballantyne’s Collagen Veggie Blend is super nutrient packed, and makes getting your daily dose of collagen, 3 (YES THREE!) servings of vegetables and 1 serving of high antioxidant content fruit incredibly easy. Plus, it tastes great without including any added sugars or sweeteners. I am crazy proud of this awesome collaborative product with Vital Proteins! It’s a completely portable, completely AIP, and super simple boost of protein, fiber, vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients in an easy-to-drink package! Just mix 2 scoops with 6 to 8 ounces of water (you can literally just stir it with a spoon!) and go!
You can also add Collagen Veggie Blend to smoothies and sneak it into baked goods to up the nutrition! My oldest loves it blended with a frozen banana, 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder and a cup of water. My youngest loves it blended with a few handfuls of frozen blueberries and 3/4 cups of ginger kombucha!
The Chronic Headache & Migraine Summit
I usually don’t promote summits in which I’m not speaking (since those are the ones I feel most passionately about!), but I think this summit will positively impact so many lives and I wanted to make sure it’s on your radar. The Chronic Headache and Migraine Summit, which starts July 10, will help you learn functional tools and strategies to combat these debilitating conditions. The Summit takes a functional approach to these treatments and features incredible speakers (and some of my good friends!) covering an incredible range of topics!
The Chronic Headache & Migraine Summit will teach you about:
- Broader understanding of contributing factors
- Hormonal, digestive and psychological influences
- Potentially life-changing holistic remedies
- Easy, practical, at-home tips and secrets
- And more!